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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000080675
Veröffentlicht am 24.05.2018
DOI: 10.5194/bg-10-1543-2013
Zitationen: 66
Web of Science
Zitationen: 63

A high-resolution and harmonized model approach for reconstructing and analysing historic land changes in Europe

Fuchs, R.; Herold, M.; Verburg, P. H.; Clevers, J. G. P. W.

Human-induced land use changes are nowadays the second largest contributor to atmospheric carbon dioxide after fossil fuel combustion. Existing historic land change reconstructions on the European scale do not sufficiently meet the requirements of greenhouse gas (GHG) and cli- mate assessments, due to insufficient spatial and thematic detail and the consideration of various land change types. This paper investigates if the combination of different data sources, more detailed modelling techniques, and the inte- gration of land conversion types allow us to create accu- rate, high-resolution historic land change data for Europe suited for the needs of GHG and climate assessments. We validated our reconstruction with historic aerial photographs from 1950 and 1990 for 73 sample sites across Europe and compared it with other land reconstructions like Klein Gold- ewijk et al. (2010, 2011), Ramankutty and Foley (1999), Pon- gratz et al. (2008) and Hurtt et al. (2006). The results indicate that almost 700 000km2 (15.5%) of land cover in Europe has changed over the period 1950–2010, an area similar to France. In Southern Europe the relative a ... mehr

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung - Atmosphärische Umweltforschung (IMK-IFU)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2013
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1726-4170, 1726-4189
URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-806757
KITopen-ID: 1000080675
Erschienen in Biogeosciences
Band 10
Heft 3
Seiten 1543-1559
Nachgewiesen in Scopus
Web of Science
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